Putting wind to work for Carbon County
"Tapping the vast renewable energy resources on our nation’s public lands will create jobs while supporting a clean energy future. Wyoming has some of the best wind energy resources in the world, and there’s no doubt that this project has the potential to be a landmark example for the nation."
- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar,
announcing the CCSM Wind Energy Project’s Record of Decision, Oct. 9, 2012
By the numbers
- Up to 1,000 wind turbines, constructed in two phases
- 3,000 MW nameplate capacity
- Best winds in the country – Class 6-7
- $5 billion estimated cost
- About 50% sited on private land and 50% on federal land in Carbon County "checkerboard"
- Sage-grouse hunters asked to turn in GPS tags
- BLM issues Decision Record for CCSM Project Phase I Wind Turbine Development
- USFWS issues Record of Decision for CCSM Project Phase I Eagle Take Permits
A video overview of PCW's wind power project is now online.
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Access the federal environmental analysis
- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management completed a project-wide EIS and completed two Site-Specific Environmental Assessments necessary for Phase I development. Learn more at the BLM CCSM Project website.
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared an EIS to analyze eagle permit applications for Phase I wind development. Learn more at the Service’s CCSM Project website.